Institute for International Economic Policy

About Us

IIEP's work is centered around our four signature initiatives:

The Institute for International Economic Policy (IIEP), which is located within the Elliott School of International Affairs, serves as a catalyst for high quality, multi-disciplinary, and non-partisan research on policy issues surrounding economic globalization. The Institute research program helps develop effective policy options and academic analysis in a time of growing controversies about international economic integration in many countries around the world. The institute's work also encompasses policy responses for those who face continued poverty and financial crises despite worldwide economic growth. Affiliated faculty have appointments in the departments of economics, history, and political science as well as the law and business schools.

IIEP also serves as the institutional home of the Elliott School's International Trade and Investment Policy (ITIP) program. ITIP attracts outstanding master's candidates from around the world who are studying issues directly related to IIEP activities. IIEP also supports the Elliott School's certificate program in International Economic Policy. IIEP works in close collaboration with other George Washington University research centers and academic departments.

IIEP also organizes public events, symposia, and seminar series that explore academic and policy debates about globalization. These events help bring together researchers and policy-makers to see how cutting edge research can help inform economic policy making.

The institute takes full advantage of GW's unique location near the world epicenter of international economic policy. In particular, World Bank, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce, Federal Reserve Board, International Monetary Fund, and the White House all lie within a ten-block radius of IIEP.

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Phone number: 202-994-5320
Fax: 202-994-5477

Upcoming Events

April 21 Tuesday
Trade & Development Workshop: 'Information Frictions and the Law of One Price: When the States and the Kingdom became United'
» Claudia Steinwender (Princeton, HBS)
» 12:30 - 2:00pm
» Location: John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street

April 23 Thursday
Digital Payments/Currencies: Global Threat or Opportunity?
» 9:00am - 12:00pm
» Location: Lindner Commons, 6th Floor at 1957 E Street NW
» Cosponsored by The Bretton Woods Committee

Recent Events

April 9 Thursday
"The I Theory of Money"
» Markus Brunnermeier (Princeton)
» 3:00pm - 4:30pm
» Location: 1957 E Street NW, Room 505

April 13 Monday
Inaugural Conference on India’s Economy
» 8:15am - 5:00pm
» Location: John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street

Please contact for more information.